Quotes and Sayings about Prizes
"The world is made up of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: People, First, Prizes, World)
"If I may take the liberty to speak for science at least, today his name and his prizes are without a peer in the world. He not only elevates science but he influences it as well."
- Melvin Calvin
(Related: Science, Liberty, May, Name, Prizes, Today, World)
"Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination."
- John Cameron
(Related: Imagination, Memory, Prizes, Research)
"She likes herself, yet others hates, For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them, forgets She is the thing that she despises."
- William Congreve
"Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Trust, Memory, Prizes)
"The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can."
- William Feather
"Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life."
- E. Franklin Frazier
(Related: Life, Politics, Failure, Church, Prizes)
"Of life's two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer's hand."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Beauty, Truth, Heart, Life, First, Prizes)
"As for me, prizes are nothing. My prize is my work."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Work, Nothing, Prizes)
"Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Film, Prizes, World)
"I don't make films to win prizes. I make films to make films."
- Norman Jewison
"May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Children, Facts, Friends, May, Prizes, Welfare)
"And yet the Nobel Prizes, in singling out individuals, have done a great deal of good in pointing up to the world as a whole and setting forth clearly goals for achievement."
- Willard Libby
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Prizes, World)
"Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Men, Defense, Liberty, Prizes, Spirit)
"This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will."
- Stanford Moore
(Related: Wisdom, Ceremony, Prizes, Remarkable, Will)
"It is my express wish that in awarding the prizes no consideration be given to the nationality of the candidates, but that the most worthy shall receive the prize, whether he be Scandinavian or not."
- Alfred Nobel
(Related: Consideration, Nationality, Prizes)
"While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students."
- Douglass North
(Related: Life, Winning, College, Competition, First, Photography, Prizes, School, Students)
"There are, it is true, at present no great prizes in literature such as are offered by the learned professions, but there are quite as many small ones - competences; while, on the other hand, it is not so much of a lottery."
- James Payn
(Related: Literature, Present, Prizes)
"The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet."
- Harvey Pekar
(Related: Life, Success, Winning, Film, Newspapers, Prizes)
"I believe we can do more in making the President's vision for space exploration a reality by awarding cash prizes to encourage greater participation of the private sector in the national space program."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Vision, Exploration, Participation, President, Prizes, Reality, Space)
"When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences."
- Frederick Sanger
(Related: Beauty, Life, Father, Truth, Literature, Prizes, Pursuit)
"Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren't really very important."
- Herbert Simon
(Related: Forget, Prizes)
"The column's worked out great for me. I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Ego, Fun, Prizes, Public, Satisfaction)
"The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords."
- F. E. Smith
(Related: Prizes, World)
"I can say without hesitation that there is certainly no greater show to be a contestant on than 'Price' - the prizes can be huge, and the whole world loves and watches the show. It's an American institution!"
- Randy West
(Related: American, Hesitation, Prizes, World)
"I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit."
- Lisa Whelchel
(Related: Parenting, America, Games, Party, Play, Prizes, Talk, Weekend)